Nikon D5
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Launch SRP S$8639

Nikon D5

Overall rating 9/10

Nikon's flagship full-frame DSLR offers high-speed performance with superior image quality with both stills and video thanks to a new 20.8MP FX-format CMOS sensor that does 4K video and supports the equivalent of ISO 3,280,000.

Incredible AF performance even in low light
Good tracking capabilities
Excellent high ISO performance
More costly than the competition
Rear LCD has no articulation/swivel

Product Specification

Effective pixels 20.8 MP
Sensor FX format 35.9 x23.9 mm full-frame CMOS sensor
ISO rating ISO100 to 102400, in steps of1/3, 1/2, or 1EV, Can also be set to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, or 1 EV (ISO 50 equivalent) below ISO 100 or to approx. 0.3, 0.5, 0.7, 1, 2, 3, 4, or 5 EV (ISO 3,280,000 equivalent) above ISO 102400; auto ISO sensitivity control available
Shutter speed 1/8000to, 30s, in steps of 1/3, 1/2, or 1 EV, bulb, time, X250
Auto Focus Multi-CAM 20K autofocus sensor module with TTL phase detection, fine-tuning, and 153 focus points (including 99 cross-type sensors and 15 sensors that support f/8), of which 55 (35 cross-type sensors and 9 f/8 sensors) are available for selection
Exposure Control Programmed auto with flexible program (P); shutter-priority auto (S); aperture-priority auto (A); manual (M)
Exposure Compensation –5 to +5EV, in steps of1/3, 1/2, or 1EV
Metering Matrix: 3D color matrix metering III (type G, E, and D lenses); color matrix metering III (other CPU lenses); color matrix metering available with non-CPU lenses if user provides lens data Center-weighted: Weight of 75% given to 12 mm circle in center of frame. Diameter of circle can be changed to 8, 15, or 20 mm, or weighting can be based on average of entire frame (non-CPU lenses use 12-mm circle) Spot: Meters 4 mm circle (about 1.5% of frame) centered on selected focus point (on center focus point when non-CPU lens is used) Highlight-weighted: Available with type G, E, and D lenses
Recording Formats NEF (RAW): 12 or 14 bit (lossless compressed, compressed, or uncompressed); large, medium, and small available (medium and small images are recorded at a bit depth of 12 bits using lossless compression), TIFF (RGB), JPEG: JPEG-Baseline compliant with fine (approx. 1 : 4), normal (approx. 1 : 8), or basic (approx. 1 : 16) compression; optimal quality compression available, NEF (RAW)+JPEG: Single photograph recorded in both NEF (RAW) and JPEG formats, MOV
Display TFT touch-sensitive LCD with approx. 2359k-dots(XGA), 170 ° viewing angle, approximately 100% frame coverage, and manual monitor brightness control.
Storage type 2 XQD cards or 2 CompactFlash (CF) cards
Connectivity SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0 Micro-B connector), Type C HDMI connector,
Battery Rechargeable Li-ion EN-EL18a battery
Dimensions Approx.160, x158.5, x92mm (6.3, x6.3, x3.7in.)
  • 1235 g/2 lb. 11.6 oz. (camera body only, XQD version)
  • 1240 g/2 lb. 11.8 oz. (camera body only, CompactFlash version)